Habitat for Humanity home front porch Home Repair Program

Habitat for Humanity, the local municipalities and housing authorities, plus local businesses and organizations, along with hundreds of community volunteers have partnered to help homeowners in Hampton, Newport News and James City County neighborhoods make repairs to the exterior of their homes during one day blitz events.

We assist homeowners with:

  • Carpentry (replace hand rails, porches, stairs, ramps, etc.)
  • Outdoor painting
  • Power washing and debris removal
  • Minor outside repairs (steps, gutters, fence)
  • Safety-related improvements

Please visit the Home Repair Blitz page for information about upcoming projects.


Please visit the Rock the Block page for upcoming projects in Hampton only.


VOLUNTEER FOR A HOME REPAIR

To volunteer on this project, please visit our Volunteer Hub and register so we know your interest! We will email those volunteers who opt to receive Volunteer Alert emails via the Hub when we post the schedule. You may be emailed sooner if you are a skilled volunteer and can lead a group on a repair project.

​DONATE AND PROVIDE MATERIALS AND SERVICES TO A HOME REPAIR

We are also always seeking donations of funding, resources and supplies (i.e. lumber, mulch, shrubs, brushes, ladders, shirts, lunches)! If you know of a community-minded business or resident that would like to sponsor any aspect of the Blitz, then please contact Maerine Mitchell (helper@habitatpgw.org) at 757-913-5652.

SERVE AS A TEAM LEADER ON A HOME REPAIR

We continue to need more Team Leaders to support our community volunteers. We need your help in identifying skilled team leaders in the community to “adopt” a house during the next blitz. This is a great opportunity for skilled volunteers to lend a helping hand to homeowners in performing exterior repairs on homes.

Each home will be assigned one Team Leader, who will oversee the projects and volunteers on that home.  All Team Leaders should be skilled in carpentry, general construction and/or home repair. Team Leaders will have to commit about 5-6 hours of prep time prior to the event, and also all day at the event Saturday at his or her assigned home(s), until the project is complete.

Would you or someone you know be willing to help serve the families of this community as a Team Leader? Please contact Maerine Mitchell (helper@habitatpgw.org) at 757-913-5652.


If you need interior repairs or renovations for your home, please use the contact information below.

  • In Hampton, please call 3-1-1 or 757-727-8311 or click here for assistance.
  • In Newport News, please call (757) 928-2657 or (757) 928-2654 for assistance.
  • In the Greater Williamsburg area, please call the Community Resource Center at 757-229-2222.
  • Other housing and support agencies can be found here.
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We help as many families as we can, but the lack of decent and affordable housing remains a critical problem in our area. By donating, you will provide upfront funding for building materials and services that makes interest-free loans to Habitat partner families possible. Habitat partner families help to build their own homes - alongside volunteers - and pay an affordable mortgage. Your monetary donations enable us to continue building strength, stability and independence for future local families.